Second man arrested in disappearance and possible homicide


Big Island police have arrested a second Puna man in connection with the disappearance of 44-year-old Dante Peter Gilman of Hawaiian Acres, who was reported missing on January 10.

At 10:37 a.m. Friday, 19-year-old Kawena K. Krause of Kurtistown was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

He is the second individual arrested in connection with Gilman’s disappearance and possible homicide. Police arrested Claude Keone Krause on Thursday.

Neither had been charged as of Friday afternoon.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case contact Detective John Rodrigues Jr. at 961-2384 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

 

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